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JULY RECIPE: POACHED CHICKEN AND EARLY SUMMER GREENS SALAD

When the weather is as glorious as it has been this summer it is nice to eat something that feels fresh and light. We always eat as much local peas and asparagus as possible during this season, and this uses the best British early summer vegetables for a delicious, fresh, nutritious salad.

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JULY RECIPE: POACHED CHICKEN AND EARLY SUMMER GREENS SALAD

When the weather is as glorious as it has been this summer it is nice to eat something that feels fresh and light. We always eat as much local peas and asparagus as possible during this season, and this uses the best British early summer vegetables for a delicious, fresh, nutritious salad.

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EXPERT TIPS: SPEEDING UP WHEN GOING DOWN

  Still buzzing after an incredible training weekend with Mountain Run in the stunning Lake District, we are excited to have founder Charlie Sproson share his top tips for turning any city runner into a mountain goat. In this first of a two-part series he lays out his top tips for speeding down those technical hills. So, over to you Charlie… 1. Commit to the hill: One of the most common mistakes inexperienced mountain runners make when attempting a steep decline is to fear the mountain. This dread causes the body to recoil back into the hill away from the potential threatening decent. Leaning back however, slows you down and increases the load reverberating through your lower body. Instead, for...

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EXPERT TIPS: SPEEDING UP WHEN GOING DOWN

  Still buzzing after an incredible training weekend with Mountain Run in the stunning Lake District, we are excited to have founder Charlie Sproson share his top tips for turning any city runner into a mountain goat. In this first of a two-part series he lays out his top tips for speeding down those technical hills. So, over to you Charlie… 1. Commit to the hill: One of the most common mistakes inexperienced mountain runners make when attempting a steep decline is to fear the mountain. This dread causes the body to recoil back into the hill away from the potential threatening decent. Leaning back however, slows you down and increases the load reverberating through your lower body. Instead, for...

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RECIPE OF THE MONTH: GOLDEN BEETROOT, ASPARAGUS, PEA AND PECORINO SALAD

Spring has definitely sprung, and we’re loving running, cycling, and hiking in the warmer weather we’ve had in May. Some of the greatest joys of the late spring season are the fresh local vegetables. We tend to eat as much locally produced peas in the pod and asparagus as we can manage during their short season. They give a sense of the imminent summer and provide the body with a great range of nutritional benefits. 

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RECIPE OF THE MONTH: GOLDEN BEETROOT, ASPARAGUS, PEA AND PECORINO SALAD

Spring has definitely sprung, and we’re loving running, cycling, and hiking in the warmer weather we’ve had in May. Some of the greatest joys of the late spring season are the fresh local vegetables. We tend to eat as much locally produced peas in the pod and asparagus as we can manage during their short season. They give a sense of the imminent summer and provide the body with a great range of nutritional benefits. 

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Things I have learnt: Top ultrarunner Sarah Sawyer shares her tips on how to perform in a 24-hour race

We’re delighted to have top ultrarunner Sarah Sawyer join us for the second in our ‘Things I have learnt’ series. Winner of the recent Crawley 24-hour race, Sarah not only excels at track races but she has also won ultramarathons including ‘Racing the Planet 250km Patagonia’ and ‘Racing the Planet 250km Ecuador’.  So we think she’s pretty well qualified to share some top tips on how to optimise your performance during these gruelling track races. Over to you Sarah…

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Things I have learnt: Top ultrarunner Sarah Sawyer shares her tips on how to perform in a 24-hour race

We’re delighted to have top ultrarunner Sarah Sawyer join us for the second in our ‘Things I have learnt’ series. Winner of the recent Crawley 24-hour race, Sarah not only excels at track races but she has also won ultramarathons including ‘Racing the Planet 250km Patagonia’ and ‘Racing the Planet 250km Ecuador’.  So we think she’s pretty well qualified to share some top tips on how to optimise your performance during these gruelling track races. Over to you Sarah…

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THE HIDDEN INGREDIENTS THAT CAN SLOW YOU DOWN – PART 3

EVAPORATED CANE JUICE: The ingredients lists on sports foods these days make for increasingly complicated reading. That’s why we thought it would be useful to explore these ingredients to see whether these technically termed products are performance science in action, or a case of food companies using cheaper, more convenient sugar substitutes. This time we’re turning our attention to evaporated cane juice.

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THE HIDDEN INGREDIENTS THAT CAN SLOW YOU DOWN – PART 3

EVAPORATED CANE JUICE: The ingredients lists on sports foods these days make for increasingly complicated reading. That’s why we thought it would be useful to explore these ingredients to see whether these technically termed products are performance science in action, or a case of food companies using cheaper, more convenient sugar substitutes. This time we’re turning our attention to evaporated cane juice.

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